Kings of Spamopolis, Chapter 10: Wrath of Liv No sooner did the wall come down than the Former’s first strike was felt. Immediately a wave of earth rushed forward and flung the TFFers and countless books through the air as the brute charged forward. Ender caught himself mid air and came down with a rush of force against the beast, managing to force the Former to slide a few feet back from raw impact. The Former attempted a return swing, but Ender dashed away, unleashing dozens of energy blasts as he did, blinding the Former to Cyllieth and Firiath who approached and began their own assault against the villain. The Former swatted at the pair, but was unable to avoid a vicious Firi-flurry that even managed to daze him momentarily as Cyllieth rushed forward and landed the Cylli-ton Bolt. The Former staggered, but little else, wildly he swung at the pair, prompting Firiath to strike him with a full on Fist of the Firi Star, which nearly forced the beast out of the library, but with a motion of his arm the earth leapt forward and knocked them far back into the library. Ender now stepped in again but to his surprise he was grabbed by the Former, and slammed hard into the ground, and then once more tossed high into the air. At once the air surrounding the Former filled with massive purple orbs that at random began to bounce wildly about, throwing the Former around between them as they laid a constant bludgeoning barrage against him. When the duration of the attack ended the Former shook off the damage, only to realize that there was a rocket rapidly approaching his face. It seemed Odd didn’t need the Battle-Axe-Tar to use the Guitar-tillery. The Former stood dazed for a long moment as Odd dashed forward and delivered a hard kick to the center of his face, but this sadly had no effect on the Former. The beast laughed wildly ad he grabbed Odd by the leg and then spun round and round until he’d built up the momentum to send her flying deep into the library like a hammer. In a flash of mana and flames Sorillon appeared and caught her before she could receive a harsh landing, then warped back to the Former, unleashing a wild series of claw strikes. His blows seemed to hold little effect on the Former who clapped his hands against the head of Sor, grinning with a twisted satisfaction as the body of the skeletal warrior fell limply to the ground with his skull smashed. “Sor!” shouted Liv. “You needn’t worry about him,” said Vil. “He’ll get up soon.” “I’ve had about enough of this,” growled Liv. Before she got a chance to act on this rage Herald of Woe rushed forward with glaive in hand. With a whirl of the weapon he sent hundreds of wind currents at the Former, but the brutal beast charged through them, ignoring the pain as he rammed hard into the chest of HoW. Herald attempted to send out a quick breath, but was unable to spit out even the slightest syllable as his body was suddenly racked against the rows of bookshelves that hadn’t fallen yet. “Is that the best you can do TFFers? You’re more pathetic than you were before!” boasted the Former. “You haven’t seen anything yet,” said Liv as she appeared behind him, and then with a blow that seemed far too powerful for a woman her size she sent the Former tumbling. “Gah, what?!” growled the Former. “Surprised?” said Liv as she rushed forward and struck the Former with a wild flurry that visibly rocked the giant. By now Ender finally returned, but to his amazement it didn’t seem like he was entirely needed at this point, but there was something he could do yet. “Ender,” said Vil. “Gather the others and get them someplace safe, I will contact you once Liv has beaten this enemy.” Ender nodded comprehendingly and quickly set about this task. For the most part the others were able to gather themselves just fine, but still they had trouble leaving, for shear awe of the vicious display Liv was putting on. Liv growled slightly as she lifted the Former onto her shoulder and then flung herself and the beast into the air. The pair spun rapidly before she finally turned and descended again, driving the enemy hard into the ground. The earth may have been his weapon, but in that moment it did more damage to him than he could possibly have imagined that it ever would have. No sooner than his stood Liv kicked him hard in the jaw, sending him flipping through the air as she rapidly flew around him, viciously intercepting and striking him again and again until she finally struck him in the direction of the ground, driving him into it like a rail spike. The Former groaned as he slowly pulled himself free, but was quickly pulled loose and tossed again by Liv. The Former rose quickly this time, but as he turned to charge he felt a fiery heat explode against his head as an energy blast loosed from Liv’s hands struck him viciously in the chest and sent him skidding back. Liv followed this up by launching hundreds of blasts at him from all angles as she teleported her way all around, bashing the Former into a burned and well-cooked version of his usual self. The Former rose one more time, but this time not even Liv’s speed would enable her to inflict further damage, as he quickly fell to the ground with a loud thud. The others still hadn’t left yet, but it seemed there would be no need for that now. The Former wasn’t going to doing much for a very long time. Such was the incredible power of Librarian Liv within the walls of her Library. “Jeez Liv why don’t we just take a breather, he shouldn’t give you that much trouble,” said a stunned Ender. Liv turned to look at the awe on the faces of the others, at which she just smiled, until she noticed the damage that had been done to the library. “Well that’s no good,” she said. “I’m sure we can repair it easy enough,” said Herald. “After all this is finished the entire city will need rebuilding.” “No no, I’ll just do it now,” said Liv. “But, how?” asked Herald. “You’ve clearly never seen Liv in action,” said Firi. “Poof,” said Liv, and with a flick of her wrist the library was immediately back the way it was, with the addition of a very unconscious Terra Former laying in the middle. “Gods,” said Herald. “I knew she was powerful here, but eesh,” said Ender. “She is the master of this place,” said Sor as he suddenly rose, his head having apparently repaired itself since he was struck. “Within these walls she is all powerful.” “Note to self, never make Liv mad in a library,” said Ender. “You may not want to make her angry at all,” said Odd, recalling the incident shortly before Liv married Met where she’d soundly beaten both Met and Shogun in a feat of anger. “As good a place to start as any I suppose,” said Ender. Liv only smiled as she curled up now into a ball and began to roll around on the floor. “How is it that the most powerful people in this place are always so bizarre?” asked Herald. “It’s like that all over the place,” said Ender. “But there’s something more to it here.” “Well birds of a feather,” began Firiath. “Always have people to beat up on,” finished Cyllieth. “And if we weren’t strong enough to beat the bad guys where would we go to spam?” said Oddrun. “Indeed,” said Sor. “I guess there you have it,” said Ender. “A high concentration of crazy adds up to a whole lot of power.